David Goyer, the highly sort after writer of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel and most importantly Death Warrant has been hire to create a treatment for James Cameron’s ‘Fantastic Voyage’ remake. Cameron is currently busy as a beaver on his Ferngully… sorry, Avatar sequels but his Fantastic Voyage remake has been a long mooted subject. Developments have been quiet over the last few years but the news of Goyer’s involvement seem to be a sign that things are ready to pick up again.
The original Fantastic Voyage concerned a team of scientists who are shrunk to a miniscule size and injected into the body of a dying Russian defector. It was a bit like Innerspace but with Donald Pleasance instead of Meg Ryan. It seems a good fit for Cameron with his love of science, the ocean and heavy effects we would get to see a tiny spaceship floating through the blood stream and tiny scientists do battle with white blood cells. Goyer’s scripts can be a little all-over-the-place at times but when he gets it right he is a very compelling writer and Cameron is a man who knows spectacle. Hopefully when we finally see his vision of the Fantastic Voyage it will be worth the wait.